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The Auraria Library in Denver, Colorado serves the student and faculty population of a unique multi-institution campus composed of the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. The Auraria Library operates a combined Special Collections and Digital Initiatives unit which supports the Auraria Digital Library Program (ADLP), an entity dedicated to the acquisition/creation, delivery, maintenance and preservation of a variety of high...



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Fragment of former electronic newsletter  @metro,  published by Metropolitan State University of Denver. 2000/12/12
Topics: metropolitan state university of denver, newsletter, e-newsletter
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The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate professional and efficient music production and music mixing techniques. This is not meant to be a definitive answer to the endless approaches that can be used in music production and mixing. Instead, it is intended to aid learning in a profession where there are no black and white answers since choices in music production and mixing are highly dependent upon the engineer's preferences. While it is true that music is an art and in the end not...
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This research addresses the issue of geological dependence of deep foundation designs resistance factors for driven pile and drilled shaft designs in different locations. For the proof, two sets of databases were used: one from the NCHRP 507 report and another driven pile and drilled shaft database with static load tests and soil profiles from the different locations in Vietnam were used to evaluate resistance factor design for different axial pile capacity prediction methods. Eight different...
Topics: geological engineering, geology, vietnam, deep foundation drill
Amid the uniformly low physical activity rates among children in the United State, practical solutions for increasing physical activity (PA) are needed. Whether interventions to increase PA need to account for individual demographic characteristics or safety context is unknown.Methods:Study Design:This community based participatory research project used mixed methods, including secondary data analyses and concept mapping.Setting:Five demographically diverse, geographically contiguous, urban...
Topics: Exercise, Program development, Safety, Health and Behavioral Sciences, Children
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States school system is growing rapidly. Much of the responsibility for teaching ELLs lies with regular classroom teachers. However, little training is being provided to help them. From a sociocultural perspective and drawing on constructive-developmental theories of adult learning and development, this study explores the potential for transformative learning in a one semester online English as a Second Language for Educators course....
Topics: adult education, online learning, transformational learning, didactics, English language
This thesis explores the relatively new genre of digital storytelling guidebooks and its effects on how facilitators and digital story creators approach the digital writing process. Through a genre theory lens, this project identifies the genre features of digital storytelling guidebooks - the inclusion of the history of digital storytelling; a consistent definition of digital story and discussion of how to structure digital stories; and the use of an informal writing style (as opposed to a...
Topics: composition, digital rhetoric, digital storytelling, genre theory
This research project studies a selection of Paraguayan short stories by Josefina Pla (Fuerteventura 1903 -Asuncion 1999). Through the exploration of certain motifs she associated to Paraguayan history; her characterization of female protagonists; and the insertion of animate and inanimate objects she uses to mask a denunciation of social, cultural, ethical, and gender issues of the Paraguayan microcosm, this thesis seeks to contribute a fresh critical perspective to the limited body of...
Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, master of arts, spanish, espanol, literature, thesis
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While play marks both the cultural and pre-cultural spheres of human existence, the environmental design disciplines have almost exclusively compartmentalized the notions of play and fun into categories of leisure and children's playgrounds. The rhetorics of environmental design, to date, have ignored, or at best marginalized, the possibility of play outside of recreational and commercial contexts. Still, we have abundant examples of playful architecture and fun places that stand outside of the...
Topics: folly, fun, play, architecture
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Fragment of former electronic newsletter  @metro,  published by Metropolitan State University of Denver. 2000/11/21
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Fragments of former electronic newsletter  @metro,  published by Metropolitan State University of Denver. 2000/11/09
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Fragment of former electronic newsletter @metro, published by Metropolitan State University of Denver 2000/11/02
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A brief documentary about the Asco art collective, a former East Los Angeles Chicano artists' collective active between 1972 and 1987. Date of recording is unknown. VHS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asco_(art_collective)
Topics: chicano, latino, hispanic american, los angeles, public art, art, street art
To meet the diverse needs of composition students, Sinking Your Teeth into Composition: Teaching English Using "Quartier de Ia Madeleine" offers English teachers an additional resource to supplement lectures and textbooks. Vincenzo Natali's "Quartier de Ia Madeline," the 15th short film in the feature film Paris, je t'aime, offers insight into several composition fundamentals, which this guide will explain. First, this guide introduces "Quartier de Ia...
Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, rhetoric, teaching writing, master of arts, French,...
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This thesis proposes switching strategies for AC chopper converters which can implement the multiple steps switching technique and convert the AC energy to AC, directly. The switching process in this technique depends on the current direction in the load. The main advantage of the technique is that the load will not be disconnected during switching events. Also, the semi-soft switching topology overcomes the switching problems in the AC chopper converters, without increasing the conduction...
Topics: ac converters, chopper, dead-time, hard switching, semi-soft switching, snubber circuits
Discoverability is a popular buzzword—ultimately meaning the degree to which scholars can locate the content needed to advance their research and other creative activity. Improved user discovery experiences require heightened collaboration among (1) scholarly publishers and their published authors; (2) search engine developers, database providers, abstracting and indexing services, and academic publishers; (3) electronic resource management and integrated library system vendors; and (4)...
Topics: libraries and publishing, learning and scholarship, information retrieval, electronic publishing
The safety of merging and diverging influence areas, intersections, interchanges, and other traffic facilities is assessed by tracking and analyzing police-reported motor vehicle crash records. Since the nature of road crashes is random and infrequent, this process is slow to reveal the need for remediation of the roadway design and traffic control strategy. Moreover, this process is not applicable to assess new designs that have not yet been built, or deployed in the real world. This study...
Topics: conflict, traffic, engineering, theses, crash, freeway, merging, surrogate, driving, dissertation
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites is a relatively new material that offers unique advantages for many different engineering applications. While there has been plenty of research performed to understand composite fiber failure mechanisms numerically and experimentally, the exact nature of failure based on fiber orientation is unknown. Due to the complex nature of FRP composites, fiber failure mechanisms are not clearly understood and the goal of this study is to gain further knowledge...
Topics: channels, connection capacity, cyclic loading, GFRP, civil engineering
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There is a growing body of evidence suggesting there are modifiable vascular and metabolic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Despite many plausible mechanisms by which obesity could contribute, its etiological contributions remains unclear. We therefore investigated 1) the evidence linking obesity to cognitive health, 2) whether obesity in early or mid-life is associated with cognitive change and the possible factors involved, and 3) whether dietary interventions that reduce weight...
Topic: Health and Behavioral Sciences
Sustainable construction has become an interest in the engineering community and several standards have been developed to assess the environmental impact of new construction projects. Research has shown that it is possible to use recycled materials to replace some of the traditional mixture components in concrete products and produce a more sustainable building material. Two materials that are currently recycled and have the possibility of use in concrete applications are waste glass and rubber...
Topics: construction, concrete, masonry, rubber, engineering standards, aggregate
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Fragment of former electronic newsletter  @metro,  published by Metropolitan State University of Denver. 2001/1/21
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This is a fragment of the @metro newsletter, a former online periodical produced by Metropolitan State University of Denver. 2000/10/26
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A critical piece of the Smart Grid infrastructure is the communications network for data gathering, control and supervision capabilities that extend to the customer demarcation point. Over several decades, the electric utilities built a robust communications networks connecting electric grid subsystems except for the “last mile” connecting to the end user premise. A primary goal of Smart Grid (SG) is to expand the communications network throughout the Distribution Network (DN) thus enabling...
Topics: electrical engineering, mathematics, smart grid
Public service motivation theory argues that people in the public sector hold different values than their private sector counterparts. However, little is understood about how public science motivation may be affected o1•er time and as the result of organizational experiences. Similar~v. the validity of the public sen ·ice motivation scale using secondary data has large~v been unexamined. This research uses longitudinal data to track the effect of participation in the national service program...
Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, public affairs, dissertation
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Fragment of former electronic newsletter  @metro,  published by Metropolitan State University of Denver. 2001/01/23
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The reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has increased attention to student achievement. Specifically, the challenging demographics in Colorado make attention to Colorado's Latino American students a critical issue. Colorado's population of Latino American students is now the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority group in the state. Although it is necessary to hold educators accountable for students who are not achieving, it is inappropriate to make judgments simply...
Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, education, chicano studies
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Within philosophy we fmd at least two major paradigms with which it is possible to conceptualize the nature of reality: what I call the dualistic paradigm, and the integrated paradigm. Aspects of these worldviews are evidenced in the way we "deal" with adversaries, both on a psychological level and in our actions in the world. I argue that not only do these paradigms exist in philosophy and in the-actions of individuals, but they can be discerned in the events of history as well. I...
Topics: dualism, university of colorado denver, auraria library, history, philosophy, politics, thesis
A data-gathering project using elements of Participatory Action Research was conducted at the Auraria Library, which serves the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Community College of Denver. The project was administered in order to shape a plan to develop a Learning Commons environment at the library. The researcher thought that the needs on a campus with many non-traditional, commuter students might differ from the needs of a more traditional...
Topics: auraria library, information commons, library use studies, libraries and students, library...
Source: College & Research Libraries; May2012, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p217-231, 15p
The reliance upon interorganizational relationships in health and public health systems is extensive; however, there is a shortage of evidence that focuses on stakeholder network performance. Responding to this gap and the call for a systems approach, the study's first research question asks whether community based stakeholder networks operating within the same context exhibit commonalities in network-level attributes and characteristics relative to their performance. The second question...
Topics: Public Affairs, organizational networks, public health systems
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his paper maintains that the work of Heidegger on Heraclitus' fragments 50 on logos and 16 on aletheia, represent a viable alternative to the "Metaphysics" of Occident Thinking in the early 20th century, which has culminated in the mindset of the our technological age. It further explores an alternative aspiration for language and methodology that is able to serve as a viable alternative for the exploration of Heraclitus' texts, given their fragmentary format and obscure nature. The...
Topics: Heraclitus, Interpretation, Language, Logos, Humanities
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Worldwide concerns of resource scarcity and climate change are driving the search for carbon-neutral, renewable energy alternatives for fossil fuels. Organic wastes such as food waste represent an abundant domestic resource for energy production. Recognizing the potential embedded in organic waste, various energy conversion technologies have been developed. Food waste from the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado can be used as the substrate for a microbial fuel cell (MFC) reactor, a...
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This paper argues that in order for philosophy to move forward without undue baggage, post-modernism should be addressed from the analytic perspective--including the contemporary philosophy that has grown out of it. This paper takes up that task with relation to Derrida's "Diff�rance" through a discussion of language and meaning in Frege, Russell, Quine and Paul Churchland. In discussing the differences between these thinkers' theories of meaning we can see that post-modernism, at...
Topics: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Post-modernism, Humanities, Paul Churchland
Online reviews have become a popular method for consumers to express personal evaluation about products. Ecommerce firms have invested heavily into review systems because of the impact of product reviews on product sales and shopping behavior. However, the usage of product reviews is undermined by the increasing appearance of shill or fake reviews. As initial steps to deter and detect shill reviews, this study attempts to understand characteristics of shill reviews and influences of shill...
Topics: Reputation manipulation, Review systems, Shill review, Perceived quality, Computer Science and...
This thesis describes my investigations into the migratory and breeding behaviors of Dunlin (Calidris alpina arcticola) using chemical signals contained within the tissues of these long-distance migratory shorebirds. The ratios of stable isotopes (δ13C andδ15N) in the tissues of these birds serve as an intrinsic record of past dietary consumption. By studying the variation of these ratios over time and between tissues, I was able to make inferences about past behaviors.Chapter I describes how...
Topics: Dunlin, Migration, Stable isotope, Biology, Alaska
Seismic Microzonation of Ground Motion in Southwestern Colorado using GIS and S-Factor AnalysisThesis directed by Professor Nien-Yin ChangAbstractEarthquakes worldwide accounted for more than $300 billion in damage and over 21,000 lives in 2011 (USGS, 2011).That year saw one of the worst earthquakes ever in Sendai Japan of an earthquake of Mw 9 and produced a tsunami wave that caused unprecedented damage along the eastern coastline of Japan (USGS, 2011). Advances in satellite imagery, GIS...
Topics: hazard, map, seismic, integrated science, GIS
Violence against Mexican women is not a new subject. Disappearances and murdered women in the border town of Cd. Juarez and throughout the country are reported in the news headlines every day. Between 1999 and 2005 more than 6,000 women and girls were murdered, an average of 1,000 murdered women every year. The majority of the deaths result from violence within their household (Mexico, 2009). The rate of violence is not isolated to border towns. The Instituto Nacional de Estad�sticas y...
Topics: Mexican Female Politicians, Theory of Representation, Critical Mass Theory, Gender and Politics,...
Interval graphs and their variations have been studied extensively for the last 50 years from both a theoretical standpoint and due to their importance in applications. In this thesis we will explore several variations of interval graphs and unit interval graphs including interval digraphs, interval bigraphs and probe interval graphs. Interval graphs were mathematically introduced by Hajos [22]. The origin of interval graphs may also be regarded as an application to the research of Benzer in...
Topics: mathematics, digraphs
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2005 issue of Historical Studies Journal From journal's  website : The University of Colorado Denver History Department supports and produces the  Historical Studies Journal  each year to provide students with opportunities to participate in publishing and editing professional history papers as part of our individual and collective paths toward becoming historians. Writing papers for submission, walking through the editing process as an author, and editing papers produced by others allows...
Topics: periodicals, colorado, history
There is a dearth in the literature about low-income Latino/a head-and-neck and lung cancer patients' experiences during treatment, including the challenges they face during this journey, and how to help them better navigate their treatment and improve related outcomes. In this study, five Latino/a head-and-neck and four lung cancer patients, six caregivers, seven key informants, and seven patient navigators were interviewed to better understand the experiences of these patients along their...
Topics: cancer, hispanic, latino, lung, patient navigation
The susceptibility to cocaine addiction varies as a function of idiosyncratic and environmental factors, differentially predisposing individuals to this disorder as a product of the combination of these variables. In particular, early life adversity has been identified as playing a key role in the development of substance abuse, and exposure to chronic stress during early critical periods may sensitise individuals to the reinforcing properties of psychostimulants. Furthermore, environmental...
Topics: Early Life Adversity, Microdialysis, Social Reward, Stress, Dopamine
Through the prisms of William Shakespeare's life and work and Elizabethan land law, this thesis not only (a) suggests that the sixteenth century witnessed the simultaneous rise of the individual and the creation of the English state, but also (b) identifies the chance confluence of several forces that led to personal freedom on the one hand and a national unification on the other. Shakespeare benefited personally from the individuation and the nation-building and wrote professionally about...
Topics: Shakespeare, Shakespeare Plays, Humanities, Elizabethan, Land Law
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We derive and examine the Neyman-Pearson Detection of an FSK modulated waveform in white Gaussian noise. We specifically examine three cases: 1) detection when the waveform is known exactly; 2) detection when the waveform is known down to an unknown initial phase and; 3) detection of the waveform when the energy level is known but the signal is not. We then derive robust detection schemes where the noise comes from a broader class of stochastic processes and includes the possible occurrence of...
Topics: Optimal, processing, electrical engineering, detection, Neyman-Pearson
Women diagnosed with breast cancer may find BRCA 1/ 2 genetic testing useful in order to make decisions about breast cancer treatment options or in determining risk of future cancers. Through an ethnography of eight breast cancer survivors in the Denver Metro-Area this study reveals how access to BRCA 1/ 2 genetic testing differs depending on the type of private insurance coverage patients have. The political ecology of health (PEH) theoretical framework is used to analyze how the private...
Topics: brca 1/2, breast cancer, health insurance, genetic testing, digital storytelling
Catalytic deoxygenation of fatty acids was carried out using Palladium on Carbon (Pd/C) and Magnesium Oxide (MG70) catalysts and a Parr bench top micro reactor. The effect of feedstock saturation on the decarboxylation reaction was measured by varying the feedstock from stearic acid (fully saturated) to oleic acid (mono-unsaturated) to linoleic acid (poly-unsaturated). The prevalence of the decarboxylation reaction was measured by analyzing both the liquid products and the gaseous products. The...
Topics: decarboxylation, hydrocarbons, renewable diesel, advanced biofuels, Civil Engineering
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by Horton-Depass, Laura Ann
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The poem Beowulf has been translated hundreds of times, in part or in whole. In past decades translators such as Howell Chickering and E. Talbot Donaldson firmly adhered to formal equivalency, following the original text line-by-line if not word-by-word. Such translations are useful for Anglo-Saxon students but cannot reach a larger audience because they are unwieldy and often incomprehensible. In the past fifty years, though, a group of translators with different philosophies has taken up the...
Topics: Gender, translation, English, Old English, Wealhtheow
This thesis describes the results of a survey conducted to explore information technology (IT) and health information technology utilization patterns, impact, and the validity of Diffusion of Innovations (DoI) theoretical principles among patients who receive primary health care in an urban safety net setting. Utilization in the surveyed population was similar to national utilization for widely adopted technologies. Less-commonly adopted technology use was also observed, but at rates lagging...
Topics: consumer health informatics, health communication, health information technology, priority...
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The main purpose for this thesis is to investigate and test the possibility that electoral realignment in the U.S. took place between 2004 through 2008 . Evidence, based on some initial empirical indicators and scholarly analysis, will be presented , that the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections signaled a continuous movement of the political pendulum from a conservative / right position to a more liberaVleft one. This thesis will present information on the potential endurance and...
Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, us politics, barack obama, mitt romney
More than half of the students who enroll in community colleges leave after one year without completing degrees or certificates. Framing the problem of low persistence rates as one of identity development rather than skills development, this study examines the perceptions of first-semester students in two developmental reading and writing learning communities at an urban community college that serves a diverse student population. The researcher conducted interviews with students and teachers at...
Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, education, dissertation, phd
This thesis describes how water laws' issues and tools passed by the Colorado State Legislature changed between 1931 and 2006. Data was provided through previous work accomplished by Dr. Schlager and Dr. Heikkila under a National Science Foundation grant. The data were analyzed through multiple time scales: era, decade, and year. The number of laws passed, the issues they addressed, and policy tools used were described by graphical representation, descriptive statistics, correlation tests, and...
Topics: university of colorado denver, water policy, master of public affairs
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by Darakhshan Rokhsari, Mirsadraddin
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This thesis is about the optimal power flow in microgrid with using multi-objective function. The thesis puposed new algorithm for optimal power flow plus new desicion about the determination of droop characteristic at optimized point.
Topics: microgrid, power flow, distributed generator, droop characteristic, P-f controller
In this study, the consumer behavior of women who were defined as housewives was examined on the basis of their consumption needs and attitudes toward consumer goods. The data necessary for testing the hypotheses on consumer behavior were gathered from three different neighborhoods which revealed different cultural, demographic, and sociological characteristics. All together three hundred women were chosen from the three areas In Izmir, Turkey, in a sample. The core of the analyses were based...
Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, master of arts, sociology, turkey, thesis
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by Brown-Sica, Margaret S.; Beall, Jeffrey; McHale, Nina
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Response time as defined for this study is the time that it takes for all files that constitute a single webpage to travel across the Internet from a Web server to the end user's browser. In this study, the authors tested response times on queries for identical items in five different  library   catalogs , one of them a  next - generation (NextGen)  catalog . The authors also discuss acceptable response time and how it may affect the discovery process. They suggest that librarians and...
Topics: online library catalogs, information retrieval, internet searching
Source: Information Technology and Libraries 29 no4 214-23 D 2010
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Most social movement literature examines movements' abilities to enact social change under favorable political opportunity structures. This paper instead analyzes how a social movement. the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) movement, has responded to the negative political opportunity structures of the George W. Bush era. I utilize a political process/social movement framework to examine the political opportunity structures and movement action strategies of this enduring, dynamic...
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The desire to learn a new skill or polish an old one for better employment prospects inspires many adults to enroll in community colleges. However, being away from school for a long time or having struggled in K-12 schooling, can make that transition back to the classroom difficult for adult students. As part of enrollment, they take an entrance exam, and if they do not perform well one the English Reading and Writing portions, they may be identified as "illiterate" in Academic...
Topics: academic english, adult literacy, community college, developmental education, english skills,...
There is a current crisis in the United States in regards to maternity care standards and accessibility. Roughly 4.3 million births happen each year in this country, and the approximately 99% of those births occur in hospitals. Whereas at the beginning of the 20th century, only 95% of births took place at home, by the beginning of the 21st century only 1% of births took place at home. U.S. society changed from viewing birth as a physiological process that happens spontaneously and effectively...
Topics: Maternity Care, Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Birth
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Using an assessment tool, tailored to the Colorado academic science standards, a study was conducted to evaluate the environmental literacy of postsecondary, nonscience majors. Data were collected from 144 students taking an introductory environmental science class. A 16-item, multiple-choice question, environmental knowledge assessment instrument covered environmental content across three subdomains in the Colorado academic science standards: Physical Science, Life Science and Earth Systems...
Topics: assessment, environmental education, environmental literacy, environmental science, environmental...
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Interest in Smart Antenna Technology for wireless communication systems has increased in the recent years as a promising technique to improve the performance of cellular mobile systems. Considerable amount of research is being conducted to improve the performance of the system in terms of increasing the capacity and range. We discuss the different types of Smart Antenna systems using switched beam and adaptive antenna array techniques and describe how they can be used to implement in different...
Topic: Electrical engineering
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This project utilizes a multi-sited approach to explore the specifics of anti-wolf sentiment and policy among rural residents in Idaho and Wyoming. To fully explore current anti-wolf attitudes, interviews, participant observation, and archival research were conducted in the summer of 2012. Wolf populations have declined outside of Yellowstone National Park since their removal from protection under the Endangered Species Act in Idaho and Wyoming in 2011 and 2012 respectively. This project...
Topics: conservation, rancing, social memory, wolves, american west
Student perceptions of competency in Hospitality management, (HM) and the level of engagement in the college experience were compared between two programs to verify engagement as a construct consisting of three domains; classroom, campus, and off-campus. Administrator and student descriptions of engagement in the college experience described the pedagogy, activities, and experiences that were unique between a four-year public and private college. A multi-case study design was employed to...
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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has increasingly become recognized as a public health concern in the United States. Recent research finds that that roughly one in three women and one in four men in the United States have been raped, physically assaulted, or stalked by an intimate partner, and the association between IPV and chronic physical and mental health conditions, acute injuries, and lost wages and productivity has been well documented. For decades, however, researchers have debated the...
Topics: Health and Behavioral Sciences, Gender, Intimate Partner Violence
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Due to the physical properties of electronic components, DC offset will occur to some extent in all audio recordings. DC offset is the effect of direct current on an audio recording, and causes the audio signal to no longer oscillate around the absolute zero quantization level. The mean amplitude of a recording is calculated to determine the global amount of DC offset. Measuring the offset, its change over time, and its standard deviation can be used during forensic examination to aid in...
Topics: DC offset, iOS, media forensics, recording arts
Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) use biodegradable matter, such as wastewater and animal droppings to generate electrical energy. To harvest the energy from MFC, power electronic converters have recently been used because of their advantages, such as the ability to store the harvested energy and the ability to control MFC voltage. Although power electronic converters have advantages to be used to harvest the energy, the diode based energy harvesters suffer from the low efficiency because of the...
Topics: electrical engineering, MOSFET, power electronic converters, microbes
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Unlike traditional AC distribution systems, protection has been challenging for DC systems. Multi-terminal DC power systems do not have the years of practical experience and standards that AC power systems have. Also, the cur- rent power electronic devices can not survive or sustain high magnitude faults. Conveters will shut down to protect themselves under faulted conditions. This makes locating faults in DC system difficult, and causes the DC bus to de- energize. A fault protection algoritm...
Topics: dc, grounding, microgrids, ring bus, engineering
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Women have not achieved equality in regards to political representation within theUS. This exclusion weakens the quality of the political debate and destabilizes the legitimacy of our democracy. However, inroads have been made in building a more representative democracy at both the state and federal level in the US. This study extends the literature regarding gender and representation, exploring the association between descriptive representation, legislative factors, civil society contexts and...
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Sexual repeat victimization, or more than one sexual assault perpetrated by distinct offenders, is a well-documented social problem. Repeat victimizations disproportionately comprise a large number of total incidents, and survivors of sexual victimization are 2 to 3 times more likely to be revictimized than those never sexually assaulted (Merrill, Newell, Gold, & Milner, 1999; Russell, 1986). Survivors of sexual repeat victimization are more likely to develop depression, anxiety,...
Topics: public administration, victimization, rape, sexual assault, binary logistic regression
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From journal's website : The University of Colorado Denver History Department supports and produces the  Historical Studies Journal  each year to provide students with opportunities to participate in publishing and editing professional history papers as part of our individual and collective paths toward becoming historians. Writing papers for submission, walking through the editing process as an author, and editing papers produced by others allows students to develop and practice skill sets...
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Forests play an important role in storing and sequestering carbon, where conifer forests in particular, store more than 33% within the terrestrial carbon pool. Disturbances, such as fire and insects, impact the amount of carbon that can be stored over time in conifer forests. Stand composition and structure, which plays an important role in carbon storage over time, may be altered by these large disturbances. A mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae, MPB) epidemic has impacted lodgepole...
Topics: forest carbon, forest vegetation, beetles, environment, insects
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This study proposes an engagement model that supports use of course-based online social networks for engaging student, and hence, improving their educational outcomes. This research demonstrates that instructors who create course-based online social networks to communicate with students can increase the student engagement in these online social networks, and increase student perceived educational outcomes. The model is developed and tested in a higher education setting.The primary contribution...
Topics: Engagement, Facebook, Self-Disclosure, Humor, Computer Science and Information Systems
Due to the increasing spread of HIV and AIDS among the gay community within the US, it is important to identify key factors that predict risky sexual behavior among this subset of the population. The current study sought to examine how body image dissatisfaction (BID) among men who have sex with men (MSM) could predict engagement in the highest sexual risk behavior, unprotected receptive anal sex, mediated by the use of various substances. Adult MSM attending the 2009 Denver Pride Fest...
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Fragments of former electronic newsletter  @metro,  published by Metropolitan State University of Denver. 2000/11/14
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This thesis establishes the minimal representation of the necessary conditions for feasible supplies and demands for a given multicommodity network. The fundamental theorem is an extension of the Wallace- Wets connectivity result for both directed and undirected graphs. A system of absolute value inequalities is developed for the undirected case, and special properties of this system are explored. Additional results include counting the number of nonredundant inequalities for specific classes...
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The following research explores public perceptions of white-collar crime. Participants were asked to complete a two-page survey, inquiring about their perceptions of. Six white-collar crime scenarios and six street crime scenarios. Surveys were distributed to jury participants after they had been dismi ssed from jury. Participants were asked to read the crime scenarios and then judge the offense and offender on: seriousness, appropriate punishment for the offender, greed, remorse, and stress....
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Transport phenomena in porous media are commonplace in our daily lives. Examples and applications include heat and moisture transport in soils, baking and drying of food stuffs, curing of cement, and evaporation of fuels in wild fires. Of particular interest to this study are heat and moisture transport in unsaturated soils. Historically, mathematical models for these processes are derived by coupling classical Darcy's, Fourier's, and Fick's laws with volume averaged conservation of mass and...
Topics: Unsaturated Porous Media, Applied Mathematics, Chemical Potential, Enhanced Vapor Diffusion
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On a daily basis, consensus theory attracts more and more researches from different areas of interest, to apply its techniques to solve technical problems in a way that is faster, more reliable, and even more precise than ever before. A power system network is one of those fields that consensus theory employs extensively. The use of the consensus algorithm to solve the Economic Dispatch and Load Restoration Problems is a good example. Instead of a conventional central controller, some...
Topics: consensu alhorithm, economic dispatch problem, load restoration problems, smart grid, electrical...